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[audio]New World Notes 360 - A Salute to General Weirdness - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for January 27, 2015. Instead of gloom and doom, we take note of events that are just . . . weird. How about a plan to reduce carbon emissions in Australia by shooting wild camels? (Their burps and farts contain methane, you see.) How about a required history unit on Estee Lauder in Texas schools? Plus journalist Conn Hallinan's "Are You Serious?" Awards; newspaper items from Connecticut; and satire (or is it?) by The Onion, Roy Zimmerman, and George Carlin...
Keywords: weirdness; weird; Australia; Connecticut; George Carlin; Roy Zimmerman; Conn Hallinan
Downloads: 60
[audio]New World Notes 359 - Jean Shepherd vs Creeping Meatballism - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for January 20, 2015. A look at radio great Jean Shepherd's amusing critiques of Americans' phoniness, consumerism, and false sense of "progress." Shepherd's words are from the 1950s but are just as relevant today (except for his grumble about automobile tail fins). KD reads and briefly discusses Shepherd's famous short essay, "The Night People vs. 'Creeping Meatballism'" (1957)...
Keywords: Jean Shepherd; America; creeping meatballism; consumerism; progress
Downloads: 112
[audio]New World Notes 358 - Searching for the Authentic on a Motorcycle - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for January 13, 2015. An extended "personal essay" by K.D. more or less in the tradition of *Blue Highways* and *Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.* It's about motorcycle design, and simplicity, and the rebirth of the "Indian" brand, and the quiet, subtle virtues of a Harley-Davidson. It's about how New England place-names begin to make sense after you've lived here long enough...
Keywords: motorcycle; Indian Motorcycle; Harley-Davidson; authentic; Uncasville
Downloads: 98
[audio]New World Notes 357 - The Myth of Progress, the Necessity of Rebellion (Part 2) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for January 6, 2015. Second of two parts. In a brilliant speech, CHRIS HEDGES argues that the class war is real ... that the workers and other ordinary people are losing ... that all of society's institutions have betrayed the people and "sold out" to Established Power ... that whatever political and economic justice there has been exists only because ordinary people struggled hard against the elite to create that justice...
Keywords: Chris Hedges; United States; capitalism; labor; economy; Albert Camus
Downloads: 140
[audio]New World Notes 356 - The Myth of Progress, the Necessity of Rebellion (Part 1) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for December 30, 2014. First of two parts. In a brilliant speech, journalist/essayist/prophet CHRIS HEDGES argues that the class war is real ... that the workers and other ordinary people are losing ... that all of society's institutions have betrayed the people and "sold out" to Established Power ... that whatever political and economic justice there has been exists only because ordinary people struggled hard against the elite to create that justice...
Keywords: Chris Hedges; United States; capitalism; labor; economy
Downloads: 162
[audio]New World Notes 355 - Comic Satire for Christmas - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for December 23, 2014. Some brief commentary by me, five seasonal songs, and one satiric imitation Broadway "big production number." All take a comic but critical view of American hypocrisies, religiosity, commercialism, class warfare, and other Christmastime traditions. I'm especially fond of the pseudo- "big production number": Stan Freberg's 1958 masterpiece, "Green Chri$tma$." The audio fidelity is very good even by today's standards; the production is rich and sophis...
Keywords: Stan Freberg; Christmas; satire; Santa
Downloads: 94
[audio]New World Notes 354 - Dispatches from the War on Christmas - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for December 16, 2014. A mostly lighthearted look at the Right Wing's favorite seasonal fantasy. Which is: that "secular progressives" have declared a "war on Christmas"--part of their larger war to destroy Christianity, promote drug use and gay marriage, separate Church and State, and so on. This installment offers some ravings by Bill O'Reilly, a funny rebuttal by Jon Stewart, some personal reflections by KD, and a short history lesson (the only real wars on Christmas w...
Keywords: Christmas; war on Christmas; Bill O'Reilly; religion
Downloads: 121
[audio]New World Notes 353 - Crime and Punishment - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for December 9, 2014. KD ties together several recent crime stories--from a vehicular homicide trial in his town ... to the recent police shootings in Ferguson and New York ... to the rash of alleged gun-suicides committed by frisked and handcuffed black men in the back seat of police cars ... to the surprising indictment of former mining company CEO Donald Blankenship. Among the perps, we see who gets the book thrown at him, who gets his wrist slapped, and who walks away...
Keywords: crime; Michael Brown; Eric Garner; Donald Blankenship; mining; Ferguson; Glen Ford
Downloads: 115
[audio]New World Notes 352 - Conspiracy and Class Power (Part 2) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for December 2, 2014. More of the classic talk by political scientist MICHAEL PARENTI, delivered in Berkeley, California, in 1993. Let's not dismiss"conspiracy theories." Parenti argues that conspiracies are real and common--one tool among the many that the elite use to advance their class interests. This week he discusses more "conspiracy theories" that have been proven true--including the successful attempt to reverse the US's movement towards Social Democracy, the scut...
Keywords: Michael Parenti; conspiracy; conspiracy theory; class; class power; Nicaragua
Downloads: 147
[audio]New World Notes 351 - Conspiracy and Class Power (Part 1) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for November 25, 2014. Another in our series of classic talks by political scientist MICHAEL PARENTI. Parnti spoke in Berkeley, California, in 1993. Long before 9-11, Americans had been trained to dismiss any claim of concerted wrongdoing among the elites as a crackpot "conspiracy theory." Parenti argues that conspiracies are real, logical, normal, maybe inevitable--just one tool among many that the wealthy and powerful use to advance their own interests as individuals an...
Keywords: Michael Parenti; conspiracy; conspiracy theory; class; class power
Downloads: 201
[audio]New World Notes 350 - Potpourri 3 - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for November 18, 2014. A fragrant blend of different themes and topics. We examine . . . 1. The ebola hysteria in the US--with a funny song parody by ZDoggMD and a newspaper story of school administrators in Milford, Connecticut, having an ebola panic (A student had come within 1,000 miles of Liberia.) 2. Comedian Bill Hicks--with 2 routines we didn't have time for in our Hicks show in April (NWN #318)...
Keywords: ebola; Bill Hicks; technology; Marshall Soulful Jones; ZDoggMD
Downloads: 137
[audio]New World Notes 349 - Plutopia (Part 2) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for November 11, 2014.. Part 2 of Kate Brown's history of two parallel, utopian factory towns created in the 1940s: Richland, WA; and Ozersk, Russia. Both factories made plutonium. To secure a skilled and obedient workforce, each government built a wonderful new town, restricted freedom, controlled the local press, forbade ethnic diversity, spied on the workers--and provided workers with a standard of living far better than they could find anywhere else...
Keywords: Kate Brown; Hanford; Richland; Ozersk; radiation; plutonium; nuclear; pollution
Downloads: 112
[audio]New World Notes 348 - Plutopia (Part 1) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for November 4, 2014.. Halloween, Christmas shopping season, and a plutonium explosion in New Mexico naturally lead us to Kate Brown's history of two parallel, utopian factory towns created in the 1940s: Richland, WA; and Ozersk, Russia. Both factories made plutonium. To secure a skilled and obedient workforce, each government built a wonderful new town, restricted freedom, controlled the local press, forbade ethnic diversity, spied on the workers--and provided workers wi...
Keywords: Kate Brown; Hanford; Richland; Ozersk; radiation; plutonium; nuclear
Downloads: 140
[audio]NWN 347 Policy Failures 64k - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for October 28, 2014.  Low bandwidth version.   With the US again escalating its war against Iraq, many have been decrying the "failure" of US foreign policy in the Middle East. But a "failure" to the majority may be a "success" to the elite, who often profit from policies.   In fact, the government may create these policies--not by mistake--but for the purpose of aiding that elite despite the harm done to everyone else...
Keywords: Naomi Klein; Michael Parenti; foreign policy; climate change; Iraq
Downloads: 110
[audio]New World Notes 346 - Independent Journalism: D. Rovics, J. Scahill - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for October 21, 2014.. A reminder of how much America needs independent journalists and alternative news media. When the people oppose policies the elite wants, only the independent media will report the truth of the conflict. Case in point: the police riot against citizens peacefully protesting "free trade" deals, Miami, 2003. We'll hear what actually happened in prose (by reporter Jeremy Scahill) and song (by David Rovics)...
Keywords: Jeremy Scahill; David Rovics; FTAA; Miami; Blackwater; media; journalism
Downloads: 152
[audio]New World Notes 345 - Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs the Climate (Part 2) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for October 14, 2014. Second of 2 parts. Writer and activist Naomi Klein discusses the subject of her new book, *This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate*. This week, in Part 2, Klein focuses on popular movements that have built alternative, environmentally friendly structures. Or at least have hindered environmentally destructive structures such as new pipelines...
Keywords: Naomi Klein; climate change; global warming; capitalism; neoliberalism; privatization; David Rovics
Downloads: 122
[audio]New World Notes 344 - Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs the Climate (Part 1) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for October 7, 2014. First of 2 parts. Writer and activist Naomi Klein discusses the subject of her new book, *This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate*. Klein argues that any real solution to the climate crisis must necessarily overturn four factors that are making the crisis worse. They are privatization, deregulation, "austerity," and "free trade" deals. These factors--pillars of neoliberal economic policies--well deserve overturning on their own (lack of) m...
Keywords: Naomi Klein; climate change; global warming; capitalism; neoliberalism; free trade
Downloads: 180
[audio]New World Notes 343 - Beauty and Diet (Part 2) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for September 30, 2014. Second of 2 parts. More of Rebecca Anshell Song's interesting talk about our bizarre standards of beauty--and about the causes and purposes of these weird standards. This week, Song focuses on the weight-loss crusaders (including Michelle Obama) and the so-called War on Obesity. The medical science behind the anti-obesity crusades is iffy at best; diet techniques and diet drugs seldom work, long-term; and the health risks of repeated dieting are su...
Keywords: diet; beauty; plastic surgery; obesity; capitalism
Downloads: 125
[audio]New World Notes 342 - Beauty and Diet (Part 1) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for September 23, 2014. First of 2 parts. The big publicity for New York Fashion Week--featuring models who look not only skinny but grim--inspired this week's show. It's a wide-ranging talk about our bizarre standards of beauty--and about women's feelings of inadquacy that result--and about the causes and purposes of these weird standards. Rebecca Anshell Song is the speaker...
Keywords: diet; beauty; fashion; plastic surgery
Downloads: 139
[audio]New World Notes 341B - Can the People Save the Environment? - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for September 16, 2014. Americans realize that no leadership on our environmental crises will come from our political "leaders." So people have begun making changes on their own. The show explores several approaches people are taking--including bicycling, modifying everyday behavior, and raising backyard chickens. Then Derrick Jensen explains why only political action will make any difference at all...
Keywords: environment; peak oil; Derrick Jensen; conservation
Downloads: 135
[audio]New World Notes 340 - Militarized Police - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for September 9, 2014. Events in Ferguson (MO) have drawn attention to the militarization of local police. This militarization is a big problem, but it's only a part of an even-bigger problem: the state's control of its "have-nots" through force and violence. We explore these issues, from the glut of army weapons given to Connecticut's local police ... to the many police shootings of unarmed young Black men .....
Keywords: police; militarization
Downloads: 144
[audio]New World Notes 339 - The Silenced Majority (Part 2) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for September 2, 2014. Second of two parts. More of the interesting and optimistic talk by AMY GOODMAN, host and producer of *Democracy Now!*. Goodman presents several interlocked "stories of uprisings, occupations, resistance and hope" by somewhat-ordinary people whose activism changed the world. In Part 2, Goodman tells the interconnected stories of Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and journalists imprisoned by the Egyptia...
Keywords: Amy Goodman; Chelsea Manning; Julian Assange; Edward Snowden; Glenn Greenwald; Laura Poitras; Anjali Appadurai; Egypt; climate; media; journalism; activism
Downloads: 118
[audio]New World Notes 338 - The Silenced Majority (Part 1) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for August 26, 2014. First of two parts. A nice--and highly listenable--talk by AMY GOODMAN, host and producer of *Democracy Now!*. Goodman presents several interlocked "stories of uprisings, occupations, resistance and hope" by somewhat-ordinary Americans whose activism changed the world. This week, Goodman tells parts of the story unreported by the corporate media--about Rosa Parks, Mamie Till, Martin Luther King Jr., Bowe and Bob Bergdahl, and others...
Keywords: Amy Goodman; Martin Luther King; Rosa Parks; Emmett Till; Bowe Bergdahl; media; journalism; activism
Downloads: 139
[audio]New World Notes 337 - The People vs "The Masters of Mankind" - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for August 19, 2014. Three short, impromptu talks by NOAM CHOMSKY on the state of America today. Chomsky brilliantly discusses * the 1%'s attack on public education--and why they are doing it * financial crimes that get people arrested--and the more serious ones that don't * whether the people can change the system The surprising answer to the third question is, Yes--they've done it before...
Keywords: Noam Chomsky; economy; politics; education
Downloads: 216
[audio]New World Notes 336 - The Lightbulb Conspiracy (Part 2) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for August 12, 2014. From the documentary film about "planned obsolescence." That is, about products designed to fail early so another must be purchased--& the bad effects on our lives and environment. Topics include the cartel that abolished long-burning light bulbs ... nearly indestructable nylon stockings, later made flimsy by DuPont ... the non-replaceable iPod battery designed to fail early .....
Keywords: Lightbulb Conspiracy; Russ Baker; Family of Secrets; George Bush; planned obsolescence; marketing; pollution
Downloads: 115
[audio]New World Notes 335 - The Lightbulb Conspiracy (Part 1) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for August 5, 2014. From the documentary film about "planned obsolescence." That is, about products designed to fail early so another must be purchased--& the bad effects on our lives and environment. Topics include the international lightbulb cartel, which greatly reduced the life of bulbs, ... nearly indestructable nylon stockings, later made flimsy by DuPont, ... the original iPod, with a non-replaceable battery designed to fail early, .....
Keywords: Lightbulb Conspiracy; lightbulb; planned obsolescence; marketing
Downloads: 140
[audio]New World Notes 334 - Potpourri 2 - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for July 29, 2014. Once again we try for a mixture of several different topics and stories--a "potpourri." (This sounds nicer than "hodgepodge"). We end up with just two: Israel's latest assault on Gaza and the causes of the wave of child immigrants from Central America. Or maybe these are not even different topics but just two parts of the same old story. The show includes commentary by KD, an article by journalist Ted Rall, a short video by Jewish Voice for Peace, and a...
Keywords: Israel; Palestine; Gaza; Honduras; Guatemala; imperialism; immigration
Downloads: 100
[audio]New World Notes 333 - Morris Berman Returns - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for July 22, 2014. Back from Seattle, KD reflects briefly upon urban vitality, urban decline, and the dubious future of the whole political-economic System as we know it. Then, in a brilliant informal talk (a Q&A session), cultural historian Morris Berman discusses these issues and more. We broadcast a lecture by Berman that preceded this Q&A back in November 2013 (NWN #297, "The Hollow Men")...
Keywords: Morris Berman; United States; capitalism; civilization; Seattle
Downloads: 186
[audio]New World Notes 332 - Is It Time To Stop Drinking Coke? - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for July 15, 2014. A manufacturer's dream: remove those pesky union organizers with your own death squad! Coca-Cola's bottlers in Colombia have done this for years. Here's the story in prose (by Julian Borger) and song (by David Rovics). If you'd prefer to die more slowly, try drinking a whole lot of Diet Coke--or any other food containing aspartame (NutraSweet). James Corbett explains...
Keywords: Coca-Cola; Coke; Colombia; aspartame; NutraSweet; David Rovics
Downloads: 147
[audio]New World Notes 331 - The Science of Climate Change (Part 2) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for July 8, 2014. Second of 2 parts. Professor Guy McPherson expains--in language non-scientists can understand--the science behind our world's runaway climate change. Discussing several recent scientific studies published in distinguished journals, McPherson argues that an environmental catastrophe is now well underway, and it's probably irreversible. Includes selected Q&A...
Keywords: climate; climate change; global warming; environment; civilization; Guy McPherson
Downloads: 139
[audio]New World Notes 330 - The Science of Climate Change (Part 1) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for July 1, 2014. First of 2 parts. Professor Guy McPherson expains--in language non-scientists can understand--the science behind our world's runaway climate change. Discussing several recent scientific studies published in distinguished journals, McPherson argues that an environmental catastrophe is now well underway, and it's probably irreversible. He spoke in Winnipeg, Canada, on February 6, 2014...
Keywords: climate; climate change; global warming; environment; civilization; Guy McPherson
Downloads: 189
[audio]New World Notes 329 - Sir! No Sir! (Part 2) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for June 24, 2014. Second of 2 parts. David Zeiger's fine video documentary (U.K.version), adapted to radio. How resistance and rebellion by America's active-duty soldiers and sailors forced the U.S. end the Vietnam War. Current reflections by veterans and others--some famous, some obscure--mix with period newscasts and other recordings. The famous ones include Army physician Dr...
Keywords: Vietnam War; war; antiwar; Sir! No Sir!; military
Downloads: 145
[audio]New World Notes 328 - Sir! No Sir! (Part 1) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for June 17, 2014. First of 2 parts. David Zeiger's fine video documentary (U.K.version), adapted to radio. How rebellion by America's active-duty soldiers and sailors made the U.S. end the Vietnam War. Current reflections by antiwar veterans and others--some famous, some obscure--mix with period newscasts and other recordings. The famous ones include Army physician Dr. Howard Levy, Army "Green Beret" Sgt...
Keywords: Vietnam War; war; antiwar; Sir! No Sir!
Downloads: 156
[audio]New World Notes 327 - Bruce Gagnon on Endless War & the Economy (Part 2) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for June 10, 2014. Antiwar/antinuke activist BRUCE GAGNON shows how militarism is detroying the American economy and our lives. This week, in Part 2, he discusses the bad effects of (a) NATO expansion & (b) our encircling Russia and China with "missile defense" installations. He also discusses universities' increasing dependence on Pentagon funding (for war research); ... the allegiance of both parties to capitalism, oligarchy, & military empire; .....
Keywords: Bruce Gagnon; war; imperialism; weapons; economy; military; Aegis destroyer; NATO
Downloads: 214
[audio]New World Notes 326 - Bruce Gagnon on Endless War & the Economy (Part 1) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for June 3, 2014. Antiwar/antinuke activist BRUCE GAGNON shows how militarism is detroying the American economy and our lives. This week, In Part 1 (of two), he discusses the connections among crumbling infrastructure, unemployment, decreasing educational opportunities for working-class kids, the increasing militarization of our society, the export of war machines, aggressive U.S...
Keywords: Bruce Gagnon; war; imperialism; weapons; economy; military; Aegis destroyer; NATO
Downloads: 248
[audio]New World Notes 325 - Disabilities - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for May 27, 2014. Once again we "compare great things with small." First, JESS WRIGHT gives an interesting history of "disability" in America. She concludes that people with impairments are labelled "disabled" if and when the economic system doesn't need them to fill a job. (When more workers are needed, many of the "disabled" become "able-bodied"--as in US factories in World War II.) Then KD reads and discusses a newspaper story about a heart-rending disability afflictin...
Keywords: Disability; capitalism; Jess Wright; women; hair
Downloads: 168
[audio]New World Notes 324 - The Slippery Slope of Memorial Day - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for May 20, 2014. An anti-war, anti-militarism perspective on Memorial Day. Journalist ROBERT FISK explains that (and why) there's been no "Good War" after 1945. KD reads HOWARD ZINN's famous 1976 column on Memorial Day (which got Zinn fired from the Boston Globe). KD also reads and demolishes the beloved war poem, "In Flanders Fields." Plus Steppenwolf's antiwar rock classic, "Monster." This program was originally broadcast (as NWN #65) in May 2009...
Keywords: war; antiwar; Memorial Day; Robert Fisk; Howard Zinn
Downloads: 190
[audio]New World Notes 323 - Climate Change: Doom But Not Gloom (Part 2) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for May 13, 2014. Last week, Professor GUY MCPHERSON showed that climate-change disaster is imminent and probably irreversible. The species Homo sapiens will be extinct by 2050, he forecasts. This week he discusses whether any force could rescue us (probably not) and then considers the ethical question, How should we behave in the face of our impending demise? Then a comic sketch by GEORGE CARLIN, who--similarly--discusses ways of going out with style...
Keywords: Guy McPherson; global warming; climate change; ecology; George Carlin
Downloads: 212
[audio]New World Notes 322 - Climate Change: Doom But Not Gloom (Part 1) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for May 6, 2014. The human species is doomed, and we'll be gone by 2050, says scientist and ecology professor GUY McPHERSON. Irreversible, rapidly escalating climate change will destroy our habitat. And no captain of industry, university president, or politician would risk damaging his career to save the species. What to do? That's next week's installment. This week McPherson focuses on how serious the climate change situation already is--and how deeply mired in denial ar...
Keywords: Guy McPherson; global warming; climate change; ecology; corporations
Downloads: 214
[audio]New World Notes 321 - Reproductive-Rights Crusader Bill Baird - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for April 29, 2014. What John Brown was to anti-slavery, Bill Baird was and is to reproductive rights, including the right to purchase contraceptives (!)--still illegal in Massachusetts (and elsewhere) in the 1960s. Seeing a woman die from an attempted coat-hanger abortion changed his life. He survived assassination attempts, 8 criminal convictions, prison brutality, the firebombing of his abortion clinic (the nation's first), the breakup of his family, and the absence of...
Keywords: Bill Baird; contraception; abortion; reproductive rights
Downloads: 146
[audio]New World Notes 320 - Imperialism Old and New (Part 2) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for April 22, 2014. Second of two parts. A classic talk from 1999 by political scientist Michael Parenti. It's just as illuminating today as it was then--and often funny, too. In this week's segment, Parenti shows that imperialism's current form is "multilateral free-trade agreements" such as NAFTA and GATT. [And let's add the TPP, currently being hatched.] These draconian anti-democratic treaties give corporations the power to veto any national laws that they claim will ...
Keywords: Michael Parenti; imperialism; capitalism; corporations; free trade; WTO; GATT
Downloads: 243
[audio]New World Notes 319 - Imperialism Old and New (Part 1) - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for April 15, 2014. First of two parts. A classic talk from 1999 by political scientist Michael Parenti. It's just as illuminating today as it was then--and often funny, too. It is titled, "Globalization: the New Imperialism." In this week's segment, Parenti shows how the Western colonial powers UN-developed the "Third-World"--increasing poverty there in order to enrich private corporations at home...
Keywords: Michael Parenti; imperialism; colonialism; capitalism; empire
Downloads: 293
[audio]New World Notes 318 - Bill Hicks - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for April 8, 2014. Cultural critic and stand-up comedian Bill Hicks died 20 years ago at age 32. In memoriam, we present a sampling of his recorded routines (suitable for broadcast). With brief introductions by KD. Included: 1. The war 2. The elite 3. Hillbillies 4. Gays in the military 5. "This is your brain on drugs" 6. Jay Leno 7. It's only a ride Thanks to Scooter in Houston for some of the selections here (www.aksisofevil.org)...
Keywords: Bill Hicks; war; drugs; television
Downloads: 275
[audio]New World Notes 317 - GMOs Are Bad. The System is Worse. - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for April 1, 2014. Writer and activist MICKEY Z. concisely explains everything that's wrong and bad about genetically modified crops (GMOs), particularly Monsanto's GMOs. He shows what's wrong and bad economically, environmentally, nutritionally, politically, you name it. But GMOs (and Monsanto) are a part of a larger evil--globalized, monopolistic corporate agriculture. And THAT is part of an even larger evil: "The System." But people have the power to bring about change...
Keywords: Mickey Z; Monsanto; GMO; agribusiness; seeds
Downloads: 218
[audio]New World Notes 316 - Glenn Greenwald on Edward Snowden, NSA Spying, and the Hypocrisy of the Press - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for March 25, 2014. Journalist GLENN GREENWALD brought to light the story of Edward Snowden and the US government's massive, top-secret program of spying on every American. Here Greenwald talks about Snowden, government surveillance, the assault on civil liberties, and the government's hypocrisy about leaks and leakers. And he talks about the disgraceful behavior of the US "mainstream" news media...
Keywords: Glenn Greenwald; Edward Snowden; surveillance; NSA; press; news media
Downloads: 244
[audio]New World Notes 315 - The Top Ten - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for March 18, 2014.  Comic social satire.  Let the corporate media fret about the Top 10 fashion blunders, TV bloopers, waist-trimming foods, tennis players, and the like. WE'LL read or play recordings discussing more oddball Top-10 lists:  (a) Quotations, 2000-2009; (b) Reasons to visit New Zealand; (c) High-level political sex scandals (Bill & Monica didn't even make the list!); and--this ya gotta hear--(4) Military combat rifles...
Keywords: top ten; New Zealand; David Key; military rifles; sex scandal; New Zealand; David Key; military rifles; sex scandal
Downloads: 151
[audio]New World Notes 314 - What Does Woman Want? - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for March 11, 2014. Some new reflections on International Women's Day (March 8) set the stage for an "encore performance" (that is, a rerun) of an installment from September 2009. It features a shrewd and funny speech by Dr Jocelyn Elders on human sexuality, women's health, women's rights, and the warped priorities of the right wing. Elders was U.S. Surgeon General until President Clinton fired her for her vocal advocacy of liberal and sane public-health policies...
Keywords: women; women's health; Jocelyn Elders; contraception; masturbation; sexuality
Downloads: 153
[audio]New World Notes 313 - Shadows of Liberty (2): More Media Monopoly - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for March 4, 2014. A new documentary film examines how a few huge, for-profit corporations control the news media--and so control the "news." Brief history lessons on the U.S. media alternate with close looks at particular stories the corporate news media suppressed. Focus this week is on waves of media-corporation mergers, yielding near-monopoly control of the news. Plus the story of San Jose (CA) reporter Gary Webb...
Keywords: news; media; journalism; corporations; mergers; monopoly; Gary Webb
Downloads: 173
[audio]New World Notes 312 - Shadows of Liberty, Part 1 - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for February 25, 2014. A new documentary film examines how a few huge, for-profit corporations control the news media--and so control the "news." Brief history lessons on the U.S. media alternate with close looks at particular stories the corporate news media suppressed. Amy Goodman, Robert McChesney, Julian Assange, Janine Jackson, Norman Solomon, Daniel Ellsberg, John Nichols, Dan Rather, and several other commentators appear...
Keywords: news; media; journalism; corporations; CBS; Nike; TWA Flight 800
Downloads: 113
[audio]New World Notes 311 - Chris Hedges: Only Mutiny Can Save the Ship - Kenneth Dowst
30-minute radio program for February 18, 2014. A stunning talk by journalist/prophet Chris Hedges, condensed and introduced by KD. Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick is a metaphor for life in the U.S. today, says Hedges. The relentless pursuit of an insane goal: that's Captain Ahab on the ship Pequod, and that's corporate capitalism in the world today. On the Pequod, this pursuit created a totalitarian system and finally the destruction of ship and crew...
Keywords: Herman Melville; Chris Hedges; capitalism; corporations; climate change
Downloads: 133
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